“The Odd Couple” Redux Features Female Slob and Neatnik, Coming Next to Kelsey Theatre

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Martha Stringer, left, as Florence and Susan Galli as Olive – a match made in heaven, they’re not! Photo by John M. Maurer.

It’s a story first made popular by Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, but about to be reborn in Neil Simon’s female version of the famous mismatched roommates. The Yardley Players present “The Odd Couple – Female Version” at The Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this hilarious play are Fridays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

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Olive (Susan Galli), foreground, is not appreciating Florence’s input! Also pictured are, from left, Alana Caraccio as Vera, Jean Laustsen as Mickey, Martha Stringer as Florence, Carolyn Anzuini as Renee, and Sara Thier as Sylvie. Photo by John M. Maurer.

A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct. 28. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Instead of a poker night that starts things off in the original version, the recently divorced Olive Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. Her new roommate, Florence Unger, is going through marriage problems of her own. Could they be due to her compulsive neatness, her hypochondria and her particular way of offering advice that drives everyone crazy? Enter the upstairs neighbors, the Costazuela brothers, who are just as goofy as the Pidgeon sisters from the original version. The merriment is in high gear as Neil Simon examines relationships and the strains that can occur when friendships are taken to places they were never meant to go.

The play stars Susan Galli of Lambertville as the lovably sloppy Olive Madison and Martha Stringer of Yardley, Pa., as the neurotic Florence Unger. Also featured are Alana Caraccio of Doylestown, Pa., as Vera; Jean Laustsen of Doylestown, Pa., as Micky; Sara Thier of Newtown, Pa., as Sylvie; Carolyn Anzuini of Bordentown as Renee; Tristan Takacs of Trenton as Manolo Costazuela; and Vincent Martinez of Toms River as Jesus Costazuela.

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The Costazuela Brothers, Manolo (Tristan Takacs), left, and Jesus (Vincent Martinez) are stirring up some romance with their neighbors, Olive (Susan Galli), Florence (Martha Stringer). Photo by John M. Maurer.

The production team includes Producer Marge Swider, Director Liz Wurtz, Stage Manager Laura Murey Ghaffoor, Costumer Louisa Murey, Lighting Designer Kitty Getlik, Sound Designer Michael Almstedt and Set Designer James Kenna. Properties are by Jill Katz.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students/children and may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. 

For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

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